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Battery and RAM specs for the iPhone X officially confirmed

iPhone X comes with 2,716mAh and 3GB RAM. While Apple usually remains quiet about some important specs of its new devices, information about RAM and battery always leak from certification authorities before the launch of the new models. It’s official that the iPhone X will be coming to the market in early November, and we can now confirm that Apple’s most premium iPhone ever will have a 2,716 mAh battery. According to Tenaa in China, the iPhone X’s battery will be larger than the battery in iPhone 8 Plus, which is interesting considering that the X model is actually smaller[…]

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ios 11 update

First official update released to iOS 11

Apple rolls out iOS 11.0.1 to improve the performance. The first software update to iOS 11 is now available for downloads. Version 11.0.1 appears as build 15A402/3, bringing some under the hood improvements and fixes. There aren’t new features in this release, as these updates usually polish the software and fix some widespread issues like problems with the battery. Several problems with iOS 11 have already been reported by users, like the reduced battery life and the bad audio quality from the earpiece on iPhone 8. If you have previously installed a beta version of iOS 11 through the public[…]

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Apple working to fix the crackling noise during phone calls with iPhone 8

The company acknowledged a software bug, fix coming soon. Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were released last week, but some users reported annoying crackling sounds during phone calls from the device’s earpiece. Fortunately, the issue should be fixed soon. According to Apple, the small number of devices that have been affected can expect a software update for iOS to eliminate the intermittent in-call static and noise. The Verge has published a statement from Apple: “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases,” an Apple spokesperson said. “Our team is[…]

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Snapchat Sky Filters

Snapchat’s new AR filters paint the sky in different colors

Snapchat update brings new Sky Filters. The company has released an update in the App Store, introducing new Augmented Reality filters. With ‘Sky Filters’ Snapchat shows its increased interest on AR, after announcing new Lenses and motion tracking stickers earlier in 2017. To use the Sky Filters, you have to take a photo that includes parts of the sky and then swipe left. According to the company, the new feature automatically recognizes if the photo includes sky, and then allows you to choose a filter such as ‘cloudy’, ‘rainbow’, ‘starry night’ or another. Basically, using the new AR filter you[…]

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iPhone 8 Plus adoption higher than all previous ‘Plus’ models after the first weekend

But the iPhone 8 market share is lower than the iPhone 7. Mobile engagement platform Localytics has released a report covering the first weekend of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales. The company released the two new models on September 22, while the $999 iPhone X won’t arrive before November 3rd. According to the report, the market share of both new iPhone 8 models is lower compared with the previous models during the first weekend of sales. Last year’s iPhone 7 had a 1% adoption rate, while the iPhone 7 Plus had 0.2%. At the same time, in the[…]

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Battery Drain

Faster battery drain after upgrading to iOS 11

Users complain about weaker battery life after the iOS 11 update. Just a week after Apple officially released the iOS 11 update to supported hardware, the software reached a 25% adoption. The update brings many improvements and new features for iPhone and iPad, but according to some users, it also reduces the battery life. Some of the new features probably take more power, especially on devices with the old A10 chip, which could result in a faster battery drain. After all, the company didn’t mention that iOS 11 would improve the battery, as it was the case with the previous[…]

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Apple replaces Bing search engine with Google for Siri

Spotlight and Siri searches will now rely on Google. Apple has announced that the search result provider for Siri and Spotlight has been changed from Bing to Google. The company has been using Microsoft’s Bing for years, but Apple recently changed the default search engine to Google for Safari. However, while the Safari browser for iOS and macOS has an option to change the default search provider, Siri doesn’t. From now on, if you search for something with Siri or Spotlight, you will see the exact same results as if you are searching with Safari. With this move, Apple wants[…]

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iPhone 8

Crackling noise during phone calls reported by iPhone 8 users [Updated]

Some users have problems with the call quality from iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It’s not something rare to write about problems with new smartphones on the market, especially if we are talking about the world’s most popular one – the iPhone. Do you remember ‘bendgate’?Apparently, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not an exception, as after a few days on sale some customers have reported bad audio quality during phone calls. MacRumors has started a forum discussion about the problem, and we can read that many owners have described similar experience – annoying crackling sounds from the[…]

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Instagram update

Instagram update for iOS brings face filters for videos and new seasonal stickers

Autumn and spring stickers available for iOS users. Instagram has a new update for iOS devices, bringing new stickers to mark the changing seasons around the world. For users living in the northern hemisphere, there is a new sticker pack for autumn that includes falling leaves, hats, cups of tea, and more. Users in the southern hemisphere could add spring-themed stickers like flowers, apples, and sun, to celebrate the arrival of spring. Additionally, Instagram for iOS now allows you to play with face filters while sharing live videos. There is a brand new filter – sunglasses, available exclusively in the[…]

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iPhone 8 repair

You’d better protect your iPhone 8’s glass back than the screen

Replacing the glass back would cost you more than fixing a broken display. If you somehow drop your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X onto a flat surface or a stone, and the glass back suddenly breaks, you will have to pay $99 plus tax. However, this is the price only if you opt in for the AppleCare+ plan. If you don’t have an extended limited warranty, the damage could cost you a lot more – around half the price you pay for a new phone. According to AppleInsider, a broken glass back is part of the ‘Other damages’ fee.[…]

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